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Kaufman County, Texas
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Kaufman County, Texas Facts

Kaufman County

When was Kaufman County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 26, 1848 from Henderson County. This county was named for David Spangler Kaufman, a Jewish Texas state senator and the second Jewish member of the United States House of Representatives.

What is the County Seat of Kaufman County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Kaufman also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Kaufman County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hunt County (north), Van Zandt County (east), Henderson County (south), Ellis County (southwest), Dallas County (west), Rockwall County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Kaufman County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Combine , Cottonwood, Crandall, Dallas , Forney, Grays Prairie, Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank, Mesquite, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Post Oak Bend City, Rosser, Scurry, Seagoville, Seven Points, Talty, Terrell.

Kaufman County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Kaufman County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Kaufman County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Kaufman County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Kaufman County, TX Census Records

What Kaufman County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kaufman County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Kaufman Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kaufman Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kaufman Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Kaufman County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Kaufman County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Kaufman County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Kaufman County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Kaufman County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 W. Mulberry St., Kaufman 75142
  • Kaufman County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (972) 932-4331 Ext. 101
    • Birth & Death Records: 1869 for Birth; 1903 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1849
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1849
    • Court Records: 1856
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Kaufman County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Kaufman County, TX?
A list of Kaufman County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Kaufman County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Kaufman County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Kaufman County.

Kaufman Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Kaufman Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Kaufman Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kaufman Co. TX General and History Websites

Kaufman Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Kaufman Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kaufman Co. TX Military Records

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